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this is "nightline." >> tonight, the turning deadly after nearly a month-long occupation. a dispute over public land. and the dramatic turn of events at a traffic stop. cry, some claiming he was blood. tensions high as authorities work to bring the standoff to an end. the uber meltdown all caught driver in this violent video
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good evening. tonight, a deadly turn of events sparking even more the fbi and a group of angry militia men in rural oregon. one rancher killed and conflicting eyewitness accountso the fire in the nearly month-long armed standoff. tonight questions about how this will end. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: authorities said ite a careful and peaceful traffic stop. but instead it ended in the shooting death of robert lavoy a takedown that left the leaders of his group handcuffed on the ground. tonight the scene has turned into a rallying cry for the armed occupiers at a remote
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they're calling lavoy a hero in the patriot movement. his picture now spreading online. wrongfully taken out, they say, by overly aggressivercement. >> i believe lavoy finnicum was murdered. >> reporter: the fbi and local police won't explain how it all happened or even name finnicum as the man killed by police >> i'm disappointed that a traffic stop yesterday, it was supposed to bring peaceful resolution to this -- ended badly.eporter: but one alleged eyewitness says he was just walking with his hands in the air. >> he's like, just shoot me, then, just shoot me! and they did, they shot >> reporter: in an audio interview posted to youtube, victoria sharp, seen here in this video shot by abc news earlier this month at the n the car with finnicum when it went down. >> he was just walking.
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then after he was down on the ground, shot him three more times. like so much about the bizarre occupation, the story is not so lleged witness said finnicum was not executed -- enforcement. he was not on his knees, none of that nonsense. that was a miscommu one of the occupiers, pete santilly, live streamed his approach to the fbi had been fired. >> if they've taken o custody, it's time for -- there's women and children up there, okay? there's women and children. we need to go get them out. >> reporter: he was then taken into surrounding us. there's no firearms in the car, please don't aim the rifle a rifle at you. >> this is a perimeter, you need to go back. >> reporter: from the beginning police found this strange standoff challenging, fearing a
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in that are armed and that they are making certainty manneds s demands aot going to leave until they get those demands the you've set up a dynamic where there's a potential for violence, obviously. is there a way to backeporter: while we still don't know the details of the deadly traffic stop, finnicum himself almost seemed to predict tensions were about to escalate. in and by "the oregonian" by youtube. >> the tenor has changed. they have become more hardened. they're doing all the things that shows that they want kinetic action against us. they do not intend on losing here. and we do not intend giving it back to them. >> reporter: but t on lockdown, now sealed off by heavily armed fbi s.w.a.t. teams at roadblocks eight miles out. as we found out when you need to go back out and stay outside that sign, please. >> okay, will do.
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>> reporter: in all, eight key occupation are under arrest, facing a federal charge of conspiracy to impede u.s. officers by use of force. ammon he occupation, is in fbi custody. in a surprise move his lawyer called for an end to the standoff. >> right now i'm asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge tot being prosecuted. >> reporter: words he says bundy wanted him to share. >> to those remaining at the refuge, i love you. fight from here. please stand down. >> reporter: but the circumstances of finnicum's death could be making the >> they told us that we could safely leave. well -- the group that was leaving has a dead man in it so it depends on>> reporter: the standoff began in early january when several dozen militia men, led by bundy
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remote refuge when no one was>> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people. and we intend to use y said his group was fighting for the return of thousands of square miles of federal land to ranchers like him and fighting for freedom for twocted of lighting fires on federal land. >> i'm going to jail for five years for 127.f an overkill. >> reporter: when we first visited the compound, despite the fact that many were armed, it was seemingly peaceful and law enforcement was keeping >> this is the sanctuary they've taken over. you can see their guard tower in the distance over there. and here you really don't see a lot of presence at all.gasoline, actually, fuel pumps for their vehicles. >> reporter: inside, bunks the militia members slept on. a woman preparing meals. at the time, ranchers were ers to join their cause. >> we need you to get here and stand with us. whether you're armed or unarmed,
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>> reporter: finnicum, a, traveled here from arizona and said he was from a long line of ranchers. >> their livelihood ised, their economic ability to ranch is being squeezed, and they're being squeezed out. their way of life, generational. >> love you, support you! been in trouble with supports before, joining rancher cliven bundy in a 2014 face-off with federal agents over cattle grazing off! >> reporter: when i met him, he told me he was willing to die for the cause. >> how did we get hereace? was there not people who gave their life to us? was it not a great gift, a great sacrifice? it certainly was. you love your wife, kids, you give them a hug. and ifthe flip side, i see them on the flip side. >> reporter: today there's growing concern that finnicum will become a martyr for extremist upporters voicing their anger all over the
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nevada assembly member michelle fiori tweeted herg to his death as murder. my heart and prayers go out to lavoy lavoy's family. he was just murdered with his hands up in burns, oregon. ryan bundy has been shot in the comes days may be critical in how all this gets resolved. >> i think what the government does not want to do is get into an excessive force situation. where they basically raid this physically remove people who are armed, who may well try to shoot at them, which will probably result in them >> reporter: reports tonight that only a handful remainng encouraged by siege. the sheriff made it clear today that their time is up. >> it's time for everybody in on. we don't arm up and rebel. this can't happen anymore. this can't happen in america and
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be honest. we've all had undignified moments we're not particularly proud of. but imagine your most egregious lapse of judgment not only caught on tape but going viral.'re hearing from the young florida doctor who was captured verbally and physically assaulting an uber driver. after all the backlash isoes the punishment fit the crime? >> madam -- >> call 911.
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millions of times over. >> seriously? >> yeah, seriously, get some help. >> reporter: this is dr. angeli ramkasun, a neurology student from florida, in the midst of what she says is an intoxicated temper tantrum while trying else's uber. it's the latest humiliating moment gone viral. >> i'm a 5-foot girl. i'm getting really belligerent right now. >> reporter: turning her into the internet's latest villain. >> iish this on my worst enemy. i've received death threats. i received messages, people telling me, you should kill on't deserve to live. multiple messages saying, you should have been rape the that night. >> [ bleep ] in the car! >> reporter: she sat downbc news and admits she was having a bad night.
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>> that person in that video is not me. i'm embarrassed. i'm so ashamed. >> there's a big difference between an excuse and an >> yeah. >> what explains what happened? >> i was very upset. my father was actually placed in the recently broke up with a boyfriend. >> literally that evening? >> minutes prior to. and that's why i decided to leave my car there. i'd taken a couple of drinks catch an uber to get home. >> reporter: the driver, igor to wtvj. >> she was erattic, screaming, cursing. >> reporter: he waits for police to arrive. >> good night!t's when angeli says she started trying to make amends. >> i apologized that night to him after we settled and i paid him for the damages. helogy and i was very grateful he didn't press any charges. >> a lot of people are saying because he didn't press charges
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hat i got away with it. it was his idea, okay, if you pay me for the damages, everything will be fine. him that night. >> reporter: but once the videong on the internet, the judge and juries on social media began weighing in. calling her an arrogant drunkhould be charged with assault and should not be practicing medicine. her employer, jackson health system, put her ove pending be a investigation. >> i think that there's a lot of pressure on employers when their employees act bad in public.anagement guru howard bragman says our worst moments, if made public, are now fodder for collectivenfreude. >> she had a bad day and she's going to pay the price. we've all had a bad day and should k consider yourselves lucky we didn't get caught when talking to someone this r: getting caught in the social media frenzy can result in brutal public shaming.
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my family has been targeted. our home address was eople were showing up to the house. people were sending packages to the house. >> reporter: many critics online assumed she's a bratty rich girlbut her younger sister says that couldn't be further from the truth. >> they're calling her spoiled, entitled. >> and rich. and my dad is a trucko be a truck driver. he's now disabled and he doesn't work. my mom was a secretary. >> what's the like watching her go through all this? >> it hurts me. it hurtse involved. >> obviously alcohol was involved. >> yes. >> do you think you have a problem with alcohol? >> i don't think ih alcohol. i just think it was a horrible night for me. >> for some people when they drink, they're not able too hold back their inner primitive reporter: it's not just alcohol-fueled rage. it's not uncommon for customers to seem to pick on people they expect service from. >> there's no cheese! this testy
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>> i want my money back now! and i want it fast! >> do you feel good about your job?n reporter brett mchenry suspended a week after her snide comments to a tow truck clerk caused a sensation. >> i could be a collegeo the same thing? >> reporter: she later tweeted, i am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake. she still works at espn. >> during times of stress andts to be told no. nobody wants to be told that they need to follow a rule that doesn't work for them. >> reporter: she's not the f behaving badly with uber drivers. when benjamin golden, a taco bell executive, was too drunk to give proper directions, his uber driver asked him to get out of my car or i will call the police. >> reporter: golden responded with this. the physical assaultjail. his lawyers said it was an isolated incident. he went on a televised apology >> reporter: but he still lost his job.
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driver for $5 million, saying the driver recorded him or ramkisson, uber suspended her account saying, uber expects everyone in our community to treat each other with respect and common courtesy have a zero tolerance policy for anyone for harassment and abuse. >> my rating was five stars, i'd never had any problems. >> uber suspended your account. >> it's upsetting. i really like uber. >> reporter: she's taking the larger lesson to heart. >> no. after seeing that? just the thought of me ptsd at this point. i don't even want to look at it. i don't want to touch it. no. >> reporter: a sobering thought for all of us. >> if theht now, what would you say to him? >> i would say that i'm so incredibly sorry. of character for me. i'm ashamed of what i did to you.
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think of it as a clash of the titans. a war of wordspublican front-runner known as the donald versus fox news, the dominant conservative cable channel.
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so could he still show up? here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: in iowa a of chicken. donald trump insists he's ducking the land gop debate before the caucuses for reasons he outlined to bill as not treated well by fox. they came out with this ridiculous pr statement like drawn up by a child. >> reporter: the donaldd by o'reilly's appeals. >> in your christian faith there is a very significant tenet, and that's the tenet of , it's called an eye for an eye also, you can look at it that way. >> reporter: instead of the debate trump's camp officiallye hosting a benefit for veterans. senator ted cruz threw down the gauntlet, offering to debate ducking done old mano a mano. he's booke you this saturday. groups backing cruz are promising $1.5 million for vets if he'll accept the challenge.
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cruz's birthplace. what it all comes down to is an unprecedented battle between theublican candidate and the front-running republican news outlet. >> there's a new campaign to try and take down donald trump. >> reporter: bottom line, like the moderator. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly, i think she's a third-rate reporter. >> reporter: oh how the times have changed. >> do you really think you're a erator than i am? >> no, i could never beat you that wouldn't even be close no contest. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> reporter: from a fox newsrs ago when donald trump, then the host of "the celebrity apprentice" was scheduled to moderate a republican presidential debatebut the candidates didn't like that idea. rand paul put out a statement saying, the selection of asion personality to host a presidential debate is beneath the office of the
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of that office's history and dignity.kelly told e.t. she's not convinced trump won't blink. >> i'll be surprised if he doesn't come. he says he doesn't want to but i'll really be surprised. i feel like the people ofll persuadable. >> reporter: the art of the deal meets the ultimate reality show. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. stay tuned. thanks for watching, tune in tomorrow to gma. as always we're online on ourk page and abcnews.com.
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